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Hammerheads return to Wilmington

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video The Wilmington Hammerheads, one of the most successful minor league soccer franchises in U.S. history, will return in 2011 as part of USL PRO. Led by majority owner Bill Rudisill and Head Coach/Director of Soccer David Irving, the Hammerheads will return to Legion Stadium and become a cornerstone franchise for USL PRO, which also includes powerhouse franchises such as the Rochester Rhinos and Orlando City SC (formerly Austin Aztex). Full story...
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Scientist says research of mysterious booms at a standstill

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videoA series of mysterious booms over the weekend has some folks in the Cape Fear a little rattled, but they're nothing new. Full story...
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UNCW to package 140,000 meals for Haiti

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Instead of spending a Saturday at the beach or watching TV, 750 students and community volunteers will join forces at University of North Carolina Wilmington to package meals for Stop Hunger Now in Hanover Hall. The Raleigh-based international hunger relief organization coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid to those in need around the world. Full story...
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WPD: Heroin being sold here causing overdoses

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The Wilmington Police Department has gathered information over the past two weeks about at least ten heroin overdoses. All of these overdoses are attributable to heroin packaged and labeled as “Brick Breaker.” Full story...
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Local medical experts discuss health care reform

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video It's a big concern for most Americans -- health care. With Republicans dominating the polls in last week's elections many say their first priority in Washington is health care reform legislation. Full story...
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Three arrested in after school fight

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Three teenage girls are likely in trouble at home tonight after getting in trouble with cops this afternoon. Full story...
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UNCW sports legend Bill Brooks dies

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You name it. Bill Brooks coached it. The former coach and former UNCW director of athletics died Monday afternoon at the age of 88. Full story...
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WPD: Residents report break-in; cops find drugs in house

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The residents (“victims”) initially were reluctant to let officers into the house, but eventually they gave consent. As soon as officers entered, they noticed an overpowering odor of marijuana. When confronted, the residents refused to provide any additional information. A narcotics investigator responded to assist, and officers obtained a search warrant for the house. Full story...
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FEMA keeps Brunswick Disaster Recovery Center, opens center in Wilmington

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FEMA's Disaster Recovery Center in Brunswick County will stay open a week longer. The center was supposed to close Saturday, but officials determined there was still a need to reach victim's of September's flooding. FEMA also announced it has opened a Disaster Recovery Center for New Hanover County. Full story...
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Alzheimer's Walk this weekend

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The Alzheimer's Walk helps raise awareness and educates people about Alzheimer's. This weekend is not the only time you can help in the fight against the disease. Full story...
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